Operations Management for Business Course Opening in Fall

September 12, 2013

Olivet College of Business will introduce a new course this Fall Semester for operations management.

Taught by Dr. Neslihan Aydogan-Duda. The course will be an introduction to the concepts, principles, problems, and practices of operations management. Emphasis is placed on managerial processes for effective operations in both goods-producing and service-rendering organization.

Olivet University business students will learn topics including operations strategy, process design, capacity planning, facilities location and design, forecasting, production scheduling, inventory control, quality assurance, and project management. The topics are integrated using a systems model of the operations of an organization.

The purpose of the course is to provide students with knowledge in the subject of Operations Management. It advances the mission of Olivet University by equipping students as biblical scholars and leaders, in addition to the practical skills to communicate the Gospel, especially critical thinking, writing, and public speaking, which are necessary for effectiveness in the ‘network generation.’

Dr. Neslihan Aydgoan is Assistant Professor, Department of Economic, Cankaya University, and Visiting Assistant Professor, Duquesne University, Donahue Graduate School of Business. She has served as an Instructor, University of Maastricht; Visiting Scholar, Carnegi Mellon University, Software Industry Center; and Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Business Economics and Public Policy, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. She has published on such topics as knowledge management, innovation, entrepreneurship, high-tech industries, and economic development, and is coauthor of Social Capital and Business Development in High-Technology Clusters.

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